Saturday, July 19, 2008

Bugs and Buddhism

I live in a house that was built in 1890...polygamist house, George Q. Cannon lived in it at one point. And I am pretty sure those are all reasons as to why I have these amazingly big leggy bugs in my house. Here is a picture so you can be squeemish with me. The longest one I have seen so far has been 4-5 inches!!!!

I really try to be kind to all of the creatures. I tell them nicely that I really don't want them in my house, especially the bedroom. Then if they didn't take the hint and walk themselves out I will usually catch them and take them outside. But these little buggers are fast. I read somewhere that they have the nickname of Swifty. Heh heh that is kind of cute. They are even a little cute . And they are supposed to eat such nasties as cockroaches, spiders, bedbugs, termites etc. I just can't find it in my heart to kill them. So I am in a predicament. You see they are too swift for me just to catch them without maiming them...unless I am in Stealth Mode and catch them off guard. But I really don't like them in my bedroom. I mean what if they crawl on my bed. On my face. Crawly legs on my leggies. Ugh.

The whole reason I am writing this post is because right now this minute there is a House Centipede named Swifty George in my room and I can't catch it. I figured I would distract myself for a bit, blog and then try again.

Like I said, I tried talking to it. (That is how I know his name is Swifty George). But alas to no avail. Alright, alright I will quit procrastinating. I'm off to try again, riding into the windmill.


Julie said...

Did Swifty George escape?

River said...

Swifty George update: He is still in my room...somewhere...needless to say my subconscious woke me up like every hour last night wondering where he was. lol I feel like I am in a relationship fight....
"Swifty, I don't ever want to see your face around here again!"

yeah I don't know where that came from

Lia said...

So, Wendy . . . I just love it that you connect the past polygamy and famous practitioner thereof to your crawly friends. It's like giving a sort of physical manifestation of the characteristics of early Mormon polygamy: It was fastfastfast, you didn't really want it in the house, especially your bedroom, it might be kind of cute--but more on the creepy side . . . I don't know. I just can't get over your comparison. Thanks for the good laugh. I'll have to pass your comment along to Stephen. He'd get a kick out of it.

River said...

I laughed all while I was brushing my teeth. Didn't realize there were so many connections.